Brighton venues singled out in trading update from bar and club business

Mixed fortunes in two Brighton venues were flagged up in financial results from the bar and night club business Eclectic. The company said that Coalition, in King’s Road, was trading well while Dirty Blonde in East Street was “not trading as projected”. On Saturday (31 January)...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 11:51 pm

Moon’s ice cloud halo encircles Jupiter

A stunning sight has risen in the skies above Brighton and Hove this evening – a ring around the moon within which Jupiter can be seen. The beautiful scene was captured by photographer Guy Hollingworth. The halo around the moon is caused by light refracting through ice...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 10:49 pm

Hanover pub set to be converted into family home

Another Hanover pub sold by Enterprise Inns is set to be converted into a four-bedroom family home. The Albion Inn, on the corner of Albion Hill and Jersey Street, had its farewell drinks on January 4 this year after being put on the market in June. Now, an application to turn it...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 8:23 pm

West Pier arches behind i360 to be rebuilt, not restored

The seafront arches directly behind the i360 site are to rebuilt after investigations found they were too dilapidated to restore. Brighton i360 today announced it has applied for listing building consent to rebuild the arches behind the new visitor centre, and if given permission...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 6:24 pm

More staff and fixing signals the key to putting Brighton’s trains back on track

Train bosses have pledged to hire more staff and fix faulty signals as part of an action plan to improve services on the Brighton mainline. The management of Network Rail, Southern and Thameslink today met with local MPs and rail minister Claire Perry to discuss how the failing...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 5:56 pm

Fire crews tackle tumble dryer blaze in Hove

A tumble dryer caught fire at a property in Hove late last night (Sunday 1 February). East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that fire crews were called to reports of fire alarms sounding and the smell of smoke at a property in Hove at about 11.20pm. Crews from Hove went to the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 5:45 pm

£5k reward in Brighon shooting investigation

Detectives investigating a shooting incident in Elmore Road, Brighton, are offering a £5,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. A 39-year-old man living in a flat in Elmore Road, Brighton, suffered shotgun wounds at 11.25pm on Tuesday 27 January....
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 5:15 pm

Hove woman robbed for iPhone and a bottle of wine

A 22-year-old man is to appear in court charged with robbing a woman in Hove. The victim handed over her iPhone, handbag, a bottle of wine and personal possessions during the incident at about 2am on 1 November in Somerhill Road, Hove. Jack Coomber, of no fixed address, has been...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 4:32 pm

West Pier heritage centre funding bid turned down

The West Pier Trust’s hopes for a restored 1866 kiosk have been dealt a blow after its application for lottery funding was turned down again. The Trust wants to transform the salvaged, dismantled kiosk into a heritage centre where tourists, in particular visitors to the new...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 4:18 pm

Breaking news: City College principal quits

The principal and CEO of troubled City College Brighton and Hove has quit, it was announced this afternoon. The Board of Governors has issued a statement to say Lynn Thackway has left due to a family illness. In a statement issued to City College staff, Mrs Thackway said: “It is...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 3:47 pm
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